Thursday, December 4, 2008

Inclusive Schools Week

Inclusive Schools Week (Dec. 1-5) is an annual event sponsored by the Inclusive Schools Network (ISN) at Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), which is held each year during the first week in December. Since its inception in 2001, Inclusive Schools Week has celebrated the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly diverse student population, including students who are marginalized due to disability, gender, socio-economic status, cultural heritage, language preference and other factors.

Last year, our local Down Syndrome Network participated in National Inclusive Schools Week by donating books about Down syndrome to local schools. Since Alexander is in preschool this year, we were able to participate. Yesterday he donated "Hi I'm Ben...and I've Got a Secret" to his preschool's library.

As a bonus, here are a few shots from Sophie's playgroup yesterday.
This mat was not only colorful, but had many different textures as well.
Girls will be girls...


Anonymous said...

I love, love, love the picture of the book presentation- the smile on Sophie's face is just precious and Alexander is adorable as usual :) I'm so glad you participated in this event and shared with everyone...

Anonymous said...

Why didn't I hear about any of this?

JRS said...

whatever to us-
Thanks for making it happen!

Uh, busy much Dr. Mark?

Liz said...

I think it's very cool that Alexander was able to do that for his school's library. Both kids are getting so big. Glad to see Sophie loves her class. Give them both big hugs and kisses for me.